Dune HD and Beenius Extend Partnership to Embrace Social TV

New range of set top boxes aimed at operators unveiled by Dune HD

TV Connect - London - 18 March 2013 - Operators can now benefit from the power of social TV thanks to an extended partnership between Dune HD and Beenius. At this week's TV Connect Dune HD will showcase its new range of advanced set top boxes, now available pre-loaded with Beenius' Beesmart interactive TV middleware platform. This includes the newly upgraded BeeSocial TV functions which cost-effectively enable new social media services.

BeeSocial TV enables users to connect and share their TV experience across social networks with Beesmart. By making it simple and intuitive for customers to integrate social media with TV viewing, operators benefit from increased loyalty, greater revenues per user and brand promotion on social networks.

Dune HD's new range of innovative full HD media players and connected boxes has been specifically developed to meet the demanding needs of operators, making it faster to deploy IPTV and Video on Demand services to their subscribers.

Showcased will be the Dune HD Connect StickSTB, the world's most compact means of OTT and IPTV content delivery in an HDMI stick, as well as the new Dune HD TV-102 and TV-303D, both high performance, full-featured devices with an elegant form factor. All products in the Dune HD line feature the powerful Sigma Designs chipset for extreme speed and performance, full HD 1080p video, IPTV/VOD/OTT streaming video, internal or external storage options and elegant, modern designs. Additionally Dune HD will demonstrate Qarva's FastSwitchTM, sub-500mS channel changing technology integrated into its products for IPTV applications.

"To successfully turn content into revenues operators need to deliver innovative services that inspire and excite their subscribers," said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO, Dune HD. "Our deepening partnership with Beenius provides an integrated solution that can be deployed quickly and easily, enabling operators to offer new services such as social TV to improve the experience for consumers."

"Working together with Dune HD enables us to provide operators with a flexible, best of breed package tailored to meet their customers' needs," said Matjaž Bevk, CEO at Beenius. "The combination of Dune HD's award-winning set top box range and our Beesmart platform enables operators to embrace appealing innovations such as social TV quickly and easily."

As part of their partnership Dune HD and Beenius are running an exclusive operator promotion at TV Connect. Visitors to either stand will be able to experience the combined power of the solution by receiving their own Dune HD TV-102 preconfigured with Beesmart. This will enable them to try out Over The Top (OTT) services completely free and learn more about the advantages of the solution to operators.

Dune HD will be on stand 35 at TV Connect (19-21 March 2013) with Beenius on stand 15.

About Dune HD

Dune HD is a global leader in full HD media players and connected boxes for consumers and operators. Over the past five years Dune HD has received more awards than any other company in the category for delivering the very best in universal media players. Dune HD products support the widest number of digital formats in use today, from Internet-based digital streaming and download, to disc-based formats such as 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, and support for IPTV, VOD, OTT, networked digital files and interactive services. Designed by world-class engineers from Russia and Ukraine, Dune HD media players are enjoyed by more than half a million consumers in more than 60 countries.

About Beenius

Beenius is the developer of Beesmart, interactive TV middleware for modern TV service operators that deliver the most exciting social TV experience to their subscribers. Beesmart empowers the uniqueness of every operator by providing a TV platform along with the tools for extensive upgrades and prompt customisations in a cost-effective manner. Beenius has a proven track record of successful customers and partners, and is committed to continuously delivering the means for their sustainable growth.

Beenius is part of Smart Group, which has more than 150 highly skilled employees and a 20-year track record of success in the telecommunications industry. For more information about Beenius, please see our webpage: www.beenius.tv.

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